Protecting oral health from a young age
Establishing common habits and routines can be a very successful technique for your baby, toddler and child. From a nightly routine to a daily activity chronogram, studies have shown how beneficial this type of daily structure can be for child’s overall development and personality.
Creating a good habit, as with proper oral hygiene for your child, has many advantages.
Rewards can be quantified not on golden stars or extra TV/Computer time, but on paving the road for an overall healthy oral routine that can help your child’s oral and overall health.
Creating a smart and fun way of brushing will only make the entire process more enjoyable for you and your child, here are a couple of ideas:
- Find a fun toothbrush and toothbrush holder: There are plenty of great dental gadgets that promote oral health in a fun way. Everyone enjoy character toothbrushes, and a toothbrush holder provides a sanitary storage spot. When your child identifies the toothbrush holder to be casually at the bathroom, the whole activity will be transform into a play activity.
- Flip roles: As parents we sometimes want to complete brushing as effective as possible, and this is good, but not always fun for your child. Take a step back, and try to flip things around. Let your child brush your teeth. not only this will be a lot of fun for both of you, but it will also provide a connection between the activity for both of you. .. Because at the end, we all need to brush, don’t we ?
If any of this tips don’t help with establishing a daily ritual with your child, it might be a good idea to call reinforcements. Making an appointment with Dr. Bravo at Bravo Dental might help your child lose the apprehension towards brushing.
Brushing is a fundamental necessity to avoid cavities in your child.